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Caregiving: Imperfections and Opportunities by Bob Ritzema

Caregiving: Imperfections and Opportunities by Bob Ritzema

I recently read an article by Next Avenue writer Chris Hewitt about Bob Morris’ book Bobby Wonderful: An Imperfect Son Buries His Parents. 638 more words

Quality Of Life

Thanksgiving with Dysphagia (Difficulty Swallowing)

Thanksgiving is the holiday most focused on gathering around the table with family and friends to share a sumptuous feast. My father-in-law, Rodger, was never one to miss a meal. 471 more words

Care Giving

Lori reblogged this on forget me not unltd and commented:

Being able to chew and swallow even the softest of foods is often an issue in caregiving. This instance addresses PD and Dementia, for our family it was caring for my mother with cancer. Chemo left her with blisters in her mouth and anything solid made her mouth bleed. Creatively pureed foods saved the day for us...and ice cream.

What I'm Holding Onto

My third period class got me thinking about my dad today; I can’t express how relieved I am that he did not live to see this last election cycle. 389 more words

Original Posts

10 Myths About Home Care for the Elderly...

From an elder care standpoint, home care or home health care is a multi-disciplinary medical service provided to patients in their homes. I did not understand the scope and role of home health until my father-in-law was referred for the service by his PCP.   80 more words

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Chicken scratch -- A new coop to call home

The chickens have officially crossed the road.

 A green ceramic chicken nested on my grandmother’s kitchen counter for as long as I can remember. She and my mama bought the fowl on their once-in-a-lifetime trip across the border to Old Mexico, as my grandmother called the colorful country she wanted so much to visit. 1,754 more words

When you're feeling gassed

Last night I just took a night off. The week had been full of workouts already. Morning swims on both Monday and Wednesday. Cycling all three days. 1,160 more words


Mom's Advocate at the Doctor's Office

One of my most important roles as a caregiver was as a second set of ears and moral support at doctor’s visits. Which came to encompass being Mom’s advocate and buffer when conversations were difficult.   322 more words

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